Govt wins federal votes

Govt wins federal votes

Nov. 30, 2020, 7:51 a.m.
In yesterday’s votes, the government is pleased both major federal choices went in its favor. The campaign for ...
First vaccines in January

First vaccines in January

Nov. 27, 2020, 6:46 a.m.
The health minister Alain Berset says the first vaccinations should be available in January, but no mass vaccination ...
Government demands more women in senior roles

Government demands more women in senior roles

Nov. 26, 2020, 6:27 a.m.
The government says it wants to see more women in top jobs in federally funded companies. It will lift the target ...
Switzerland may have to wait for Covid vaccine

Switzerland may have to wait for Covid vaccine

Nov. 24, 2020, 9:09 a.m.
We may have to wait until after the New Year before a vaccine becomes available in Switzerland – and then older...
Murderer may already be in prison

Murderer may already be in prison

Nov. 24, 2020, 6:55 a.m.
The perpetrator of an unsolved murder from over 20 years ago may already be in a Bern prison.
Failed blackmail attempt against health minister

Failed blackmail attempt against health minister

Nov. 23, 2020, 6:12 a.m.
Details are emerging of a blackmail attempt against the Health Minister, Alain Berset.
Support slumps for two federal votes

Support slumps for two federal votes

Nov. 18, 2020, 6:16 a.m.
The latest polls show a slump in support for the Responsible Business initiative. The vote calls for Swiss companies ...
Govt plans vaccine publicity campaign

Govt plans vaccine publicity campaign

Nov. 16, 2020, 7 a.m.
The federal government is getting ready to launch a publicity campaign to counter any anti-vaccination messages to tr...
Federal taskforce issues confusing messages

Federal taskforce issues confusing messages

Nov. 16, 2020, 6:57 a.m.
The Federal Coronavirus Taskforce sent confusing messages over the weekend. On Saturday at a press conference, the me...
Public opinion shifts on gay marriage

Public opinion shifts on gay marriage

Nov. 10, 2020, 8:05 a.m.
The Swiss Parliament is due to debate gay marriage later this week. A motion tabled by the Green Liberal party back i...
More Covid deaths and infections - Geneva remains worst hit

More Covid deaths and infections - Geneva remains worst hit

Nov. 6, 2020, 8:54 a.m.
In the last 24 hours, 62 people have died and another 10,000 have tested positive for covid-19.
Geneva hospital transfers patients to Zurich and Bern

Geneva hospital transfers patients to Zurich and Bern

Nov. 6, 2020, 8:52 a.m.
Geneva is transferring some Covid patients to hospitals in Zurich and Bern as the local hospital struggles to cope wi...
Pandemic will be expensive, but ICU space remains

Pandemic will be expensive, but ICU space remains

Nov. 5, 2020, 8:51 a.m.
Although the latest infection figures make grim reading – the health minister says there is some good news.
Still a week's wait before new Covid tests

Still a week's wait before new Covid tests

Nov. 2, 2020, 8:47 a.m.
While the new rapid coronavirus tests are legally permitted from today – it’ll be another week before the...
Government expected to announce new Covid measures today

Government expected to announce new Covid measures today

Oct. 28, 2020, 6:50 a.m.
The Federal Council are expected to announce further measures in an effort to stem Switzerland’s soaring Covid ...
Major changes to quarantine law expected

Major changes to quarantine law expected

Oct. 28, 2020, 6:40 a.m.
There’s speculation the government will change the quarantine policy later today which will end the need for tr...
Switzerland is a virus hotspot

Switzerland is a virus hotspot

Oct. 27, 2020, 8:10 a.m.
Switzerland is a coronavirus hotspot and action needs to be taken. That’s the message from the health minister ...
Federal Council looks certain to bring in tougher measures

Federal Council looks certain to bring in tougher measures

Oct. 27, 2020, 7:58 a.m.
Tougher measures are coming – there doesn’t seem to be in any doubt about that. The Federal Council looks...
Medical workers demand more pay and better conditions

Medical workers demand more pay and better conditions

Oct. 27, 2020, 7:20 a.m.
Medical staff in Neuchatel have been demonstrating outside the hospital calling for better working conditions –...
Berset calls for outside mask use

Berset calls for outside mask use

Oct. 26, 2020, 8:37 a.m.
The health minister, Alain Berset, says he’s thinking of bringing in tighter mask wearing rules which would mak...
Switzerland now a 'problem' and pointless press conference

Switzerland now a 'problem' and pointless press conference

Oct. 23, 2020, 6:54 a.m.
The number of infections continue to rise. Over 5,000 new cases have been reported in the last 24 hours. Valais re...
Former corona head warns against too drastic action

Former corona head warns against too drastic action

Oct. 23, 2020, 6:49 a.m.
The former head of the communicable disease unit at the Federal Health Office, Daniel Koch, says he would be opposed ...
Geneva looks for noise law exemption

Geneva looks for noise law exemption

Oct. 22, 2020, 6:46 a.m.
Canton Geneva is asking the federal government for an exemption to national noise laws for the road which runs from t...
Paternity leave comes in January 1 2021

Paternity leave comes in January 1 2021

Oct. 21, 2020, 7:03 a.m.
New fathers will get ten days off after the birth of a child from January 1st.
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